‘We Are One’: A Tribute to Bill Grace – October 22, Punch Creative Arena gallery
An exhibition honouring the life and work of Bill Grace opens on Wednesday October 22nd, 6.30pm – 8pm at the Punch Creative Arena gallery, in the Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College.
This opening will be preceded by a Memorial Service honouring Bill’s memory at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5 pm – 6 pm.
The memorial and exhibition were conceived of by Professor Emeritus Henry Fraser. Curating the exhibition are Allison Thompson and Ewan Atkinson, bringing bringing particular focus to Grace’s pottery, sculpture and paintings as well as to the many collectors who acquired his works. It was through his work that Bill most eloquently conveyed his philosophy of social responsibility, love and generosity summed up in one of his favourite phrases, “We Are One.” Most collectors acquired multiple pieces of Bill’s work, often over a number of years. This is evidence of the way in which the artist touched the lives of his admirers through his work and it is through this work that his spirit and philosophy continue to radiate.